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Robbie Keane has laughed off Sir Alex Ferguson's suggestion that his move from Tottenham to Liverpool was the surprise transfer of the summer.

The Manchester United boss has admitted raising an eyebrow upon learning Keane had sealed a move to Merseyside.

The striker arrived at Liverpool burdened with a hefty price tag and in the knowledge Reds boss Rafa Benitez had tinkered with his formation to accommodate a much-feted partnership with Fernando Torres.

Keane, who captains Republic of Ireland in Montenegro on Wednesday, insists Ferguson's assessment of his move is water off a duck's back, as he believes the game is all about opinions.

"I'm very surprised John O'Shea doesn't play for United every week," said Keane.

"Football is about opinions and I respect everybody's opinion."

Keane will have a chance to prove to Ferguson he is well worth the £20.3million Liverpool shelled out for his services when his new side play United at Anfield on Saturday, in a game that can be seen live on Sky Sports 1.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11667_4125816,00.html
 

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Well, for some reasons, i know Ferguson doesnt rate Robbie Keane at all.

but still, to me, Keane isnt the player liverpool need actually.
 

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Just a bit of Fergie mind games before the big game i'd say.
Probably would have said the same whatever big money move
Liverpool had. Although he has never rated Robbie Keane and
said something similar when he moved to Coventry or Inter.
 
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